Kentucky Republicans passed education legislation in 2009 that made it easier to compare the state‚Äôs students to other states. Now they‚Äôre very upset that the results came back Stupid.
ACT, the state‚Äôs testing company, interviews professors to figure out the things most important to student readiness for college, which sounds like a smart thing to do. Unfortunately, those professors have bad news: If you want students to do well in biology classes, they have to know about evolution.
Rather predictably, the Kentucky GOP is madder than a plumber in a Chipotle.‚ÄúI think we are very committed to being able to take Kentucky students and put them on a report card beside students across the nation,‚ÄĚ said Republican Sen. David Givens. ‚ÄúWe‚Äôre simply saying to the ACT people we don‚Äôt want what is a theory to be taught as a fact in such a way it may damage students‚Äô ability to do critical thinking.‚ÄĚ
Yes! Let‚Äôs teach students about how Chuck E. Cheese made the Earth out of popsicle sticks three years ago. We don‚Äôt want to damage them.
‚ÄúThe theory of evolution is a theory, and essentially the theory of evolution is not science ‚ÄĒ Darwin made it up,‚ÄĚ [Rep. Ben] Waide said. ‚ÄúMy objection is they should ensure whatever scientific material is being put forth as a standard should at least stand up to scientific method. Under the most rudimentary, basic scientific examination, the theory of evolution has never stood up to scientific scrutiny.‚ÄĚ
Yeah. Just like Sir Isaac Newton made up the Theory of Gravity. Really there is no gravity. God's doing it.
So their state is pissed that the students aren't getting a proper education, then cry and moan when told how they could raise the bar by actually teaching science and not religion as science. Note to self - never move to Kentucky.
You know, separation of Church and State exists for a very good reason, and trust Kentucky to demonstrate that far better than I ever could imagine.
The courts have repeatedly (17 TIMES) ruled against teaching creationism, the scientific community has held that it's BS...and these people just keep hacking away at it.